Hurricanes remain undefeated in Div.1 but made hard work of their win against Challengers. It wasn't until the 2nd half that they began to dominate the game.
There were numerous turnovers & interceptions made, particularly by Toni Lowery & Hannah Leger in defence, only for the ball to be promptly lost through unforced errors. Footwork & poor ball placement allowed Challengers to stay in contention, even though they themselves were being forced into making errors.
The high error rate is reflected in the fairly low score for a Div. 1 game, though Charlotte Olley (25 from39) & Nicky Guest (14 from 15) scored well, particularly when Guest took control of the shooting circle in the 2nd half.
The mid court combinations of Sarah Amey, Arnie Brown, Kate Nicolls & Laura Mitchinson moved the ball through court well at speed, but were often penalised by the umpires for footwork which is an area of the game that needs to be looked.
The final win by 10 goals was fairly convincing in the end & keeps Hurricanes on course for the Div.1 title.